Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review our sticks. I'm sorry to hear that you're not as happy with them as we'd hoped! The Firegrain sticks do tend to be more durable for harder hitters, but it doesn't sound like that's what you were looking for. We have a few other options on our website that may be worth checking out too: https://www.kincaidsmusic.com/collections/drum-set-drumsticks.
I hope this helps in your search and please feel free to reach out if you need any help finding what works best for you!